When Smith & Wesson introduced the Governor in 2011, the concept of a revolver capable of chambering shotshells wasn’t groundbreaking. The new entry from a legendary maker, however, quickly caught media attention at the SHOT Show that year and for some good reasons.
This feature article, “From The Loading Bench: IMR Trail Boss Smokeless Powder,” appeared originally in the July 2005 issue of American Rifleman. Trail Boss gunpowder is currently a Hodgdon Powder Company brand.
On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff examines a lever-action repeater from Henry Repeating Arms featuring a color-case-hardened steel frame, a side loading gate and removable magazine tube.
The Gunfighter Defender revolver from Taylor's & Company blends features from the company's Gunfighter single-action with its Runnin' Iron hammer and an 1860 Army grip.
Normally, 19th century firearm replicas never come close to achieving the value of the originals they emulate. One of the few exceptions is the Single Action Army replicas built by the United States Fire Arms Mfg. Co.
"Life members of the National Rifle Association and individual members of its affiliated rifle clubs may purchase from the Ordnance Department the new Army Model .45 Colt Automatic Pistol."